VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Let's see the front of that.
  2. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    PU Skunk How close are you to the NC border and which side of SC? I second the streetfighter pic request to.
  3. Tommy_J

    Tommy_J won't drive a car

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    Here's and update on the 99 VFR I bought for $2600. I put 600 miles on it this week so its at 50,700 miles. It looks showroom new and has an impressive folder full of maintenance records, but I think I understand why the seller let it go cheap. Worn steering bearings take all the joy out of sporting riding. A bad thermostat keeps the ECU on the warm-up map and it only gets 32 mpg. The battery keeps going down due to a bad regulator. So I have all three things that tend to go bad on high milage VFRs. No problem! I'm gonna fix em all and put another 50K on this great machine. :rofl

    Oh, and thanks for the tip Kbasa.
  4. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    After renting a VFR overseas several years ago have had my heart set on one. Found a mint '01 previously owned by a meticulous middle aged gent who bought it new. He put 12,800 miles on it over the eight years. Kept service records. He traded it for a Triumph Scrambler at my BMW/Triumph dealer and after mulling it over for a spell brought it home yesterday. Looks like it had just came out of the crate. Will probably swap out the exhaust can and that's about it. There's nothing like a VFR. Could be in the barn a looooong time.

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  5. Rad

    Rad Just me

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  6. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    Rad those are two sweet rides, sfarson that is a cherry ride also.
  7. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    I'm about your age, but unfortunately even with a modded riding position the VFR would cripple me. :cry

    The 2001 and older gear driven cam models are such an affordable/rideable classic ! :bueller

    I'd leave the oem exhaust can on, just to better hear that motor...
    It's getting to the point nowadays, that hearing a bike with a stock exhaust go by, sounds so wonderfully sophisticated to me.

    996DL
  8. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    I had an '87 starting in about '89 and put 35K miles on it until 94, at which point I traded it for a new 94. Both great bikes, the '94 being truly excellent. Someday I'll have another.
  9. i_needit

    i_needit Adventurer

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    I have an 05, red of course.....
  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    With all the wild rides you've owned, it's kinda funny to see get a VFR now. Still got that Orange-framed Buell?
  11. docwells7

    docwells7 Long timer

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    Just made a deal to buy a 2000! Pick her up on Saturday!:freaky:clap

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  12. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    On the short list of most regrettable farewells. Excellent memory!

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  13. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    After some minor deliberation I have decided that my next bike should be a VFR. Perusing some internet ads, I see that there are some good(?) deals on bikes with damaged fairings. I don't know right now whether I'd rather spent a little money money on a bike that had been dropped a time or 2 or whether I'd rather save a little more for a bike in nice shape. I'm also more interested in the 1998-2001 year range. Any VFRistas have advice about cosmetics?
  14. Tommy_J

    Tommy_J won't drive a car

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    I just went through similar deliberations. I specifically wanted a cheap 5th generation and looked at some bikes that had been down. It seemed somewhat difficult to find replacement VFR plastic at reasonable prices so instead I looked for a higher mileage example. You might consider this because some VFR owners take great care of their bikes and a clean high mileage one could be a better choice for the frugal budget.
  15. scarygary

    scarygary Drawing blanks

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    I've got an 01 that has done a couple of x-country trips.
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    original clutch, original RR (knock on wood!) 86 000 kms
  16. docwells7

    docwells7 Long timer

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    Sorry guys, I thought the pictures were embedded properly in my first post on this thread. Anyway, sold my ST1300 and bought this beauty. Pick her up on Saturday in Knoxville. Can't wait!:clap

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  17. motowest

    motowest Two-wheeled Adventurer

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    That yellow piping on the seat looks nice -- goes well with the color combo.:D
  18. FatherX

    FatherX Pathmender

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    I bought this for the wife.

    She conceived (ok we...)

    I get a bike for a year :)

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  19. Tilt2turn

    Tilt2turn conveniently misremembering

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    +1

    That was the first thing I thought, too. But hey, the VFR really is a sweet ride.

    Here is a picture of my 2000 VFR. I added a high mount Staintune, and stripped the black paint off the wheels.
    I had a 95 R1100R previously, and was spoiled by the heated grips, so I installed a set on this bike.
    The VFR is a comfortable bike. I am tall (6'3",) and the fit is very good.


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  20. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    My pleasure, man. :freaky